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Title Astonishment and evocation : the spell of culture in art and anthropology / edited by Ivo Strecker and Markus Verne
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2013


Description 1 online resource (viii, 201 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in rhetoric and culture ; volume 5
Studies in rhetoric and culture ; v. 5.
Contents pt. I. Image -- pt. II. Performance -- pt. III. Text
Summary All societies are shaped by arts, media, and other persuasive practices that can awe, captivate, enchant or otherwise seem to cast a spell on the audience. Likewise, scholarship itself often is driven by a sense of wonder and a willingness to be open to what lies beyond the obvious. This book broadens and deepens this perspective. Inspired by Stephen Tyler's view of ethnography as an art of evocation, international scholars from the fields of aesthetics, anthropology, and rhetoric explore the spellbinding power of elusive meanings as people experience them in daily life and while gazing at
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Art and anthropology.
Art and society.
Visual anthropology.
Visual perception.
visual perception.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Art and anthropology
Art and society
Visual anthropology
Visual perception
Form Electronic book
Author Strecker, Ivo A., 1940-
Verne, Markus
LC no. 2012037869
ISBN 0857459368